Cruise cut short after hundreds of passengers get sick on Royal Caribbean ship


Because of the illness, the ship will return to Port Canaveral, Florida, on Saturday, a day earlier than expected.

“All of the ship’s guests will receive full refunds of their cruise fare paid,” said Owen Torres, spokesperson for Royal Caribbean. “We think the right thing to do is to get everyone home early rather than have guests worry about their health.”

Cody Haddap, a cruise passenger, spoke to CNN affiliate WESH on Wednesday and said he became sick after the ship left Haiti on Tuesday.

“We left port there around 4 yesterday, started getting sick last night around 10. We’ve been pretty much confined to our rooms.”

He shared a letter he received Wednesday to his cabin from the cruise line:

“During this sailing, there has been a small percentage of guests onboard who have experienced…

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